1841 1/2 C Second Restrike PR66 Brown NGC....
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Perhaps slightly more than a dozen examples of this variety are known. The present piece is one of just four pieces actually listed in Breen's proof census.
A stunning Premium Gem with deeply mirrored fields and sharp design features. The obverse has impressive blue-green, lilac, and iridescent toning, and the reverse is mostly light tan.
Ex: A.H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd. (London); New Netherlands Coin Co. (6/1962), lot 461; Lester Merkin; Louis Helfenstein (Lester Merkin (3/1968), lot 151; Lester Merkin (6/1971), lot 538; "GM"; Kagin's (10/1979), lot 26; Anthony Terranova; Neil S. Berman; Ernest J. Montgomery (Heritage, 7/1997), lot 8115; Superior (2/2003), lot 139.
From The Colonel Steven Ellsworth Collection of U.S. Half Cents.(Registry values: P4) (NGC ID# 26Y6, PCGS# 1257)
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